1982–2023

donvy
3 min readJul 19, 2023

An Epic Tale

Regrets, I have many.

Especially being born into this family.

But that’s for another time, you see.

So let’s get back to my life in Uni.

(Verse 1)

Six years in the halls of academia, yeah, I was on a roll,

Joined CompSoc, started runnin’ the show,

CityTrust in ‘85, summer job had me feelin’ alive,

Against a ComSci named Chinky, I was in the hive.

Chinky asked me to come, the bank asked me to try,

COBOL programming, I reached for the sky,

As luck had it, Spanish for me, Arespacuchaga evidently,

Six years at the Uni, life was an eventful spree.

(Chorus)

From the halls of the uni to the studios of ABS-CBN,

From manufacturing ammo to CGI on the big screen,

Each year’s a new journey, each chapter a new tale,

This is the story of a life lived on an epic scale.

(Verse 2)

Summer ‘86, I was teachin’ dBase and Wordstar,

In the heart of Cubao, was feeling like a superstar,

Non-credit French, one year at Alliance Francaise,

Got an Ind’l Eng’g degree, ArmsCor, it was a blaze.

1988, ArmsCor had us after graduation,

Detour to advertising, then to broadcast, what a sensation,

1994 to 97, 3D CGI, an upgrade so clever,

Singapore, Makati, setting up studios, felt like forever.

(Chorus)

From Alliance Francaise to Armscor ammunition,

From Singapore to Makati, it’s a grand expedition,

Each year’s a new journey, each chapter a new tale,

This is the story of a life lived on an epic scale.

(Verse 3)

1999, Unitel Productions, Optima Digital was the scene,

2002 to 2006, various gigs, life was a dream,

ADB’s book launch, Rustan’s year, videos, logos, cookbooks so clear,

Palawan, Cancun, Maui, destinations endear.

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, then to Guam, construction worker in style,

Back to Manila, wrote for T3, life was versatile,

2008 to 2011, Click Digital Post, film and broadcast on the pile,

2009, woke up early, designed aviator patches, tarpaulin, t-shirts, with a smile.

(Chorus)

From digital design to construction under the sun,

From writing reviews to film production, life’s never undone,

Each year’s a new journey, each chapter a new tale,

This is the story of a life lived on an epic scale.

(Verse 4)

2010, Boracay, Kidlat Awards, on a free trip, editing videos till dawn,

Mom turned 85 in 2011, Artists Revolution, logos drawn,

2012, dad turned 85, full-time gig at Globe, iPads on loan,

Ponds press event, giveaways, my skills have grown.

2014, mom turned 88, Van Gogh was “Alive” in BGC in 2019,

2020 we’d like to forget, pandemic scene,

2021, mom turned 95, life’s a serene dream,

Now it’s 2023, and I’m still on the scene.

(Outro)

From the halls of the Uni to the stages of the world,

This is my journey, my life, unfurled,

Each year’s a new journey, each chapter a new tale,

This is the story of a life lived on an epic scale.

Copyright Donato R. Vytiaco © 2023

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